New Council board member Dr. Touba Ghadessi of Wheaton College spoke about what drew her to Rhode Island and the value of the humanities here at a recent Humanities Happy Hour hosted by fellow board members Lauren K. Drury and Kyle Zambarano and sponsored by Adler Pollock & Sheehan. Read her remarks here.
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities welcomes Sharon Collier, Touba Ghadessi, Gina McDonald, Jean Patiky, and John Simmonds to its Board of Directors. The new members bring expertise in the areas of scholarship, technology, finance, leadership development, arts, and community engagement.
Dr. William Adams, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), joined U.S. Senator Jack Reed and staff and board members from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to announce the Council’s Major Grants on Monday, April 13.
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has received a $12,602 grant from TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® to support Rhode Island Center for the Book’s Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, a summer reading initiative for students in grades 3-6 that encourages students across the state to read one particular book and engage in community discussions and programs.
Please join us on Monday, April 13 at the Providence Public Library when the Council will be joined by special guests Senator Jack Reed and National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams to announce nearly $130,000 awarded to 14 humanities projects that span Rhode Island. Come celebrate and learn more about these Council-funded initiatives […]
The Council recently awarded $8,200 to the following humanities projects…
Robin Kall of Reading with Robin featured the Rhode Island Center for the Book’s Reading Across Rhode Island program in partnership with the Council’s EnRICHment Opportunities in GoLocalProv. Robin serves as the chair of the May Breakfast, which will feature a keynote address by author Derek Miller on May 16 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeks nominations for the 2015 Celebration of the Humanities awards. The theme of the 2015 Celebration is Connect the Dots, focusing on how the humanities create meaningful connections across disciplines and sectors and between people and ideas. The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on March 16, 2015. Please […]
The Council and the RI Center for the Book kicked off the 2015 Reading Across Rhode Island program with a packed house at the Pell Center at Salve Regina University on Saturday, January 31. This year’s selected book is Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller. The event previewed offerings of the EnRICHment program.
JANUARY 5, 2015 •Tim Gray, chairman of the World War II Foundation, a council grantee, discusses his work to document stories of World War II veterans with Providence Business News.